GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Aba shoemakers panic over possible hijack of contracts by politicians

By News Express on 03/11/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,783


Shoemakers in Aba, Abia have called on the state government to ensure that shoe production contracts through government intervention are not hijacked by politicians.

The Chairman of the Powerline Shoe Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mr Goodluck Mmeri, made the call in Aba on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He warned that if the opportunity to improve consumption of Aba-manufactured shoes by government agencies was mishandled, it would result in perpetual disdain for the products.

Mmeri said that the shoe manufacturers stood the chance of having their products gain greater acceptance by Nigerians and the international community if the contract was well handled.

“When I heard the news that the military had agreed to buy 50,000 pairs of military boots produced in Aba, I was happy.

“We thank the Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, for the effort which directly or indirectly resulted in the award.

“We, however, wish to inform the governor that if the contract to supply the military 50,000 pairs of boots from Aba is given to the manufacturers, it will change the fortunes of the leather industry in Aba.

“The government should spread the production among the 11 shoe clusters in Ariaria and give part to Powerline, Imo Avenue, Umuehilegbu industrial Market, Plaza, Old Site clusters and others.

“If this is done, it will encourage competition and evenly distribute funds for the development of the clusters and overall growth of the shoe manufacturing industry in Aba.” Mmeri said.

He called on the Abia government to consult the cluster heads in awarding the contract. (NAN)

•Photo shows Ariaria Market Aba, the hub of shoe production in Nigeria.

Source News Express

Posted 03/11/2016 05:35:51 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Audit report exposes over N3 trillion fraud at...

U.I. Distance Learning Centre holds Maiden Lecture, Stakeholders’...

APC: We are not behind PDP crises

Head of Service faults Interior Minister, washes hands...

My life in danger —Imo crusader Citizen Samuelson...

Saudi-bound pilgrim nabbed with drugs at Lagos airport...

Hajj Tragedy: Oby Ezekwesili mourns first female editor...

NASA bans the word ‘Jesus’

Angry residents stone Governor

Herdsmen kill 1,878 in Benue in 3 years...

19,000 Nigerians lose public sector jobs within 6...

Enugu plans to post specialists, consultants to district...

 

Latest News Southern Governors unite, demand true federalism, devolution of powers Gang wars shake Ibadan •Houses, cars burnt; residents flee Ronaldo is FIFA World Best Player of the Year PDP chairmanship aspirants undergo screening in Abuja 215 police officers, others undergo emergency, anti-terrorism training Fidelity Bank grows profit by 65.1 per cent Head of Service faults Interior Minister, washes hands off Maina’s reinstatement Niger Govt. releases N50m monthly for students’ scholarships Police kill deputy to suspected armed robbery kingpin We’ll ensure safety of use of electricity, lives, property across electricity supply value chain — NEMSA Boss Forex: CBN consolidates market stability with $195m Bayelsa agog as 300 indigenes exiled by electoral violence return home

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (288,242 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (271,412 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (218,795 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (184,292 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (179,726 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (162,599 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (141,010 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (128,861 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (123,945 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (114,377 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (112,322 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (104,676 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (30) Business (2,734) Business Verdict (25) Columnists (758) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (184) Entertainment (396) Features (497) Global Business Monitor (187) International (1,592) Interviews (134) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (79) News (29,578) Opinion (828) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,996) Religion (645) Sports (1,341) Stock Watch (23) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

#MonkeyPox outbreak

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!